Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thank you ALL for entering in the photo-contest!! I looked at each and every one of your entries, and I love them all!! In my last post I forgot to give more details, but the contest is open until November 3rd, and the winner will be interviewed on my blog!

I hope everyone has/had a happy halloween! we were hoping to go to a trunk-or-treat, but now almost everyone in my family has whooping cough! which isn't fun :)
And thank you everyone for voting on my poll! I'm going to try to upload a video of myself singing SOON, but like I said, I have whooping cough, so my voice is not that magnificent! haha :)

So, I guess I'll do a fashion tip!

After you've washed your hair, try not to blow-dry it. That can take all the moister out of your hair, and it can make it dry and have split ends. So, unless you're in a hurry to go somewhere or something, try to pull your hair up, and let it dry by itself :)

Also, I'm going to recommend some of my favorite face washes!

This is one of my FAVORITE face washes EVER! It makes your skin perfectly soft and glow :)
Aaand, a natural face mask I use is just plain oatmeal! Just make a regular batch of oatmeal (old-fashioned!), and let it cool down for a minute. Then, just spread it all over your face, and let it dry. It takes about 10-15 minutes to dry, then, rinse your face off with warm water! It makes your skin SOOOO smooth and soft... it's really nice, and It's one of my all time favorites!
And, another facial home-remedy is just honey and cinnamon! Just mix together enough honey and cinnamon to cover your face... about 1/4 cup of honey, and 3-4 tablespoons of cinnamon. Spread it on your face, and keep it on for about an hour. It doesn't dry, so don't wait for it to! Rinse your face with warm water. The honey makes your face glow, and the cinnamon just helps clear any blemishes :)
Well, hope you guys enjoyed, and I hope some of the tips come in handy ;)
Isabelle <3

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bonjour :)

I'm going to be hosting a photo challenge!! With...

THIS picture!

I want you guys to edit this picture... any way you want! You can crop, change the color, or do any editing/or effects that you want! Here are the rules!

1. Copy and save this picture to you computer
2. Edit the picture however you want :)
3. When you finish editing the picture, post it on your blog
4. Comment on my blog and give me the link to your edited picture!
5. Have fun!!

I hope you guys enjoy <3

Isabelle <3


Thursday, October 25, 2012

goodness... it's been awhile... again! sorry guys :/ buuuut, again we've been busy! i just couldn't find any spare time for a blog post! but i'll try to get better at it!

So, on Monday my brother Doug and I went to this youth group called YoungLife... it was really fun! gonna name what we did every single day!

Yesterday, I went on a photo shoot of myself... haha :) the fall weather is SO pretty right now, I really wanted to get out to take some pictures!

I set my camera up on a self timer, so I was able to capture pictures from a distance :)

For my fashion tip, I'm gonna recommend my favorite makeup products!

Thiiis is the mascara I use, and I REALLY love it! I love basically anything LA Colors!

And thiiis is my foundation... this is REALLY great, and I highly recommend it!

And this is the eyeshadow I use, and I REALLY love it!

Sorry it's kiiinda short, but I'll try to post again SOON!

Isabelle <3

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wow... it has been SO long since I last posted... so sorry guys! Life for me has been sooo unbelievably busy! I guess since it's been awhile since I last posted, I'll have a lot of different subjects to post about, so, be ready for a long post! Haha :)

I think it was tuesday when I was able to Skype with my new friend Parker! It was SO fun :) She is such a sweet, beautiful girl, and it was so fun to be able to "meet" her! Love u, Parker :)
Wednesday my sister Noelle had ballet lessons, so we went to that, then went to Sonic and got some chili peppers, and Limeades! Incase you don't know what Sonic is, it's a really cool drive thru place where you can pull in into a parking space and order your meal outside, and they'll have workers bring you your meal on roller blades! too fun :) 
On Thursday my friend Kealie came over for the day... that was really fun :) We hadn't seen her in awhile, so it was great to catch up! We had a crazy fun time! We rode our dirt bikes, made crafts and things, aaand homemade caramel corn! It got a liiitle burnt, but it was ok :) then we watched Good Luck Charlie and then did some target shooting... actually it wasn't really "target" shooting, but more random shooting into the woods :) hehe
On Friday my brother Doug graduated from a Navy SEAL training camp... the camp was two weeks long, and they usually met at a park near us :) Doug had a lot of fun! I'll try to post some pics from his "graduation" as soon as i'm able to! And afterwards, we girls went into town and had some "girl time" at the mall, which was really fun, and well needed! Then we went home :)
Saturday we went to a fall festival with my friend Kealie:) actually we went to two fall festivals... the first one we stayed for about an hour, and at the second one we stayed almost all day! It was so fun :) my friend Logan was there too, so it was fun to hang out with friends all day :) all the teens (and kids) played volleyball almost the whole time... it was really fun besides the fact that I'm terrible at volleyball... lolz :) BUT I'm learning!
Yesterday we were all SOOOO tired that we slept in kinda late, so we weren't able to make it to church. But we went to a park and stayed there for awhile and played different sports. Theeen we came home and grilled bratwurst (sausage), and had a late dinner :)
So, you can prooobably see we've been a little busy! haha :)

So, I haven't done a fashion tip in awhile, so here goes!

When you're putting together an outfit, try not to be too "matchy-matchy"... like a baggy top, and baggy pants/skirt :) it's cuter if you did something like skinny jeans and a looser top, and vise-versa:) buuut, a really tight top and really baggy pants wooon't really look good, so keep that in mind :) If you're not super comfortable with suuuuper skinny pants, then you can just try to wear a little more form fitting pants, and a loose top... it doesn't have to be suuuper skinny pants :) And try not to wear too much of the same color... like a blue top and blue pants/skirt... try to give a contrast. Right now (like i've said a million times!), un-matched outfits are popular... i don't mean throw together anything, but you'd be surprised at what a cute outfit you could put together just from your own closet.  Hope these tips are a little helpful... I'll try to post a picture of my "outfit of the day" soon :)

Here's a song you should listen to when you have the time... it's my absolute favorite song right now!

Have a great day!

Isabelle <3

Friday, October 5, 2012

I'm sitting outside right now as I'm writing this post. the sun is softly creeping through the trees, and the breeze is quietly blowing through my hair. Sometimes life can be hard, so we don't even notice the small things like these in life. Sometimes when we're drowning in our own struggles it's hard to notice the small things. Like how the sun rises every day, how the birds softly sing in the trees, how the breeze softly blows, how the rain falls to make things bloom and grow, how a baby's laugh fills up and warms a room. Sometimes when we get caught up in things, all we notice is the "important" things, and the other things fade, and don't matter. I know how it is to be caught up in so many things, that i forget about the small things, and don't even notice them. As i type, my sister is doing my hair ;), my sister Annabelle is playing quietly on the deck, and the cool, fall breeze is starting to move in. The trees are juust starting to change color, and the sweet, familiar scent of autumn is filling the air. God wants us do delight in everything in life, not just the material things. I know it's hard to delight in some things... like school, and chores ;) But it delights God when he sees us happy, and he doesn't want us to be sooo caught up in life, that we can even sometimes forget about HIM. Now I'm NOT an any means trying to sound perfect. I often get caught up in things, and don't even spend a minute with God in a day.  But how do you sooo often find time for other things/people, and forget about God? I can be accused of doing this sooo many times!

So, today, I'm challenging you (and myself) to notice the small things :)

right now I have this song on replay... try to find a minute today to listen to it!

Isabelle <3

Monday, October 1, 2012